What is the anglophone crisis in Cameroon 2020?

What is the anglophone crisis in Cameroon 2020?

The Anglophone Crisis is an ongoing armed conflict in the Republic of Cameroon in Central Africa, where historically English-speaking Ambazonian separatists are seeking the independence of the former British colony of Southern Cameroons, which has been unified with Cameroon since 1961.

What caused the Anglophone crisis in Cameroon?

Abstract. One of Africa’s newest struggles for liberation: Cameroon’s Anglophone crisis, which emerged from legal and education grievances in 2016, rapidly escalated into a secessionist political conflict that is threatening the unity of the country, with potential to degenerate into a complex emergency.

When did the Southern Cameroon crisis start?

11 October 2016
The current crisis began on 11 October 2016 in Bamenda when lawyers from the Northwest and the Southwest went on strike. Their demands, ignored until then by the justice ministry, were related to the justice system’s failure to use the Common Law in the two regions.

Who is the new president of Ambazonia?


No. President Tenure
Left office
1 Sisiku Julius Ayuk Tabe 4 February 2018
2 Samuel Ikome Sako Incumbent
(1) Sisiku Julius Ayuk Tabe Incumbent

Why did Southern Cameroon leave Nigeria?

In 1953, however, the Southern Cameroons representatives, unhappy with the domineering attitude of Nigerian politicians and lack of unity among the ethnic groups in the Eastern Region, declared a “benevolent neutrality” and withdrew from the assembly.

How many people have died from Ambazonia war?

Anglophone Crisis
12,500 troops, 9,000 militia (total size of army) 2,000–4,000 fighters (as of May 2019)
Casualties and losses
800–1,000 killed (as of February 2020) ~1,000 killed (as of June 2019)

Is Ambazonia an independent nation?

No country has yet formally recognized Ambazonia’s independence. Ambazonia is currently the site of an armed conflict between separatist guerillas and the Cameroonian military, known as the Anglophone Crisis.

Is Bakassi peninsula part of Ambazonia?

Bakassi returned to full Ambazonia control on 14 August 2013. It is located in Ambazonia’s Equatorial State.

Who colonized Cameroon first?

Cameroon as a political entity emerged from the colonization of Africa by Europeans. From 1884, Cameroon was a German colony, German Kamerun, with its borders drawn through negotiations between the Germans, British, and French.

Are there Igbos in Cameroon?

The Igbo, sometimes referred to as Ibo, are one of the largest single ethnic groups in Africa. Most Igbo speakers are based in southeast Nigeria, where they make up almost 17% of the population; they can also be found in significant numbers in Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea.

Who named Cameroon?

It was named by Portuguese explorers for the Rio dos Camarões (‘River of Prawns’). Cameroon’s geography includes the Mandara Mountains in the north-west, coastal plains, a densely forested plateau and savanna plains.

Are there indigenous Igbos in Cameroon?

Large ethnic Igbo populations are found in Cameroon, Gabon, and Equatorial Guinea, as well as outside Africa.

Is Bakassi Nigeria or Cameroon?

Despite the formal handover of Bakassi by Nigeria to Cameroon in 2006, the territory of Bakassi is still reflected as part of the 774 local governments in Nigeria as embodied in the First Schedule, Part I of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999.

Is Bakassi part of Biafra?

Bakassi is a peninsula in the Gulf of Guinea. It is found between the estuary of the Cross river, near the city of Calabar, in the western part of the Biafra inlet and the estuary of the Ray river, to the east.

Is Delta State an Igbo?

Information. Delta State is a state in Nigeria, comprising mainly Igbo (Anioma people), Urhobo, Isoko, Ijaw and Itsekiri. The whole ethnic-groups that comprise the Delta are administratively grouped into three senatorial districts namely Delta North, Delta South and Delta Central for easy administrative purposes.